Bil Browning

2008 Amendment Battles LiveBlog with Kate Kendell, Nadine Smith and Barbara McCullough-Jones

Filed By Bil Browning | November 20, 2008 6:45 PM | comments

Filed in: The Movement
Tags: Amendment 2, Arizona, Barbara McCullough-Jones, California, Equality Arizona, Equality Florida, Florida, Kate Kendell, Nadine Smith, No On 8, Prop 102, Prop 8

Welcome everyone to Bilerico Project's LiveBlog with three leaders of this year's anti-amendment battles in California, Florida and Arizona - Kate Kendall (No on 8), Nadine Smith (Equality Florida) and Barbara McCullough-Jones (Equality Arizona). All three women have agreed to appear on behalf of themselves and not any organization. Their responses to questions are their own personal opinions and experiences.

Please keep in mind: Readership will be high and we won't be able to approve every comment submitted to the LiveBlog. Comments or questions that personally attack a reader/panelist or contain a slur will not be published. This post's comments section will remain open and all comments submitted there will be published.

We realize that passions are high over our topic tonight; we expect difficult questions and heart-felt responses, but request that everyone remain civil. (You can be angry and civil at the same time!) You're welcome to submit questions or comments for them at any time during the LiveBlog. We'll try to answer as many reader questions as possible, but plan on finishing by 9pm EST.

UPDATE: The LiveBlog is over. Transcript after the jump.

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I am tuned in to the live blog discussing Prop 8. I'm a PFLAG mom, new member of National PFLAG Board of Directors, and a member of Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta's Interweave group.

My question is this: I am a writer and had an article published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution a year ago on same sex marriage and the inequality of rights in America for my straight son and lesbian daughter. Might your blog be interested in publishing the article? I'd be happy to submit it for your consideration.

Thanks much.

Anything being planned for Inauguration Day - MLK Holiday in PHX? How can we work with our allies this day?

A few questions: After the passing of the Cal. Prop., are the same sex couples who were previously married in Cal. still legally married? Can married same sex couples file fed income tax jointly? If I were to marry in Conn., but live in AZ, can we file fed income tax jointly? Would like some insight into these questions? thanks

I don't know about anyone else, but I'm not satisfied with the responses, particularly with respect to lack of outreach toward blacks and latino voters.

That failure has led to one activist doing what many before her has done which is to run to Fox News or go conservative whenever things don't go there way. I would have liked to have had Miss Kendall respond to that.